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LETTERS: Don’t frack with Glasgow as the SNP funds the gas conmen

11 April 2017
the Scottish National Party (SNP) government was forced into a moratorium on fracking following pressure from below, yet licences are already in place for fracking in working class housing estates in Glasgow.

Two big marches take on the fracking bosses

28 February 2017
Hundreds of people rallied against fracking giant Cuadrilla near its Preston New Road site in Lancashire last Saturday.

Reports round up—Protests force Ineos bosses to frack off

07 February 2017
Workers at the posh Harrods department store celebrated another victory in the wake of their successful campaign to retain their tips.

Reports round-up: Six days of strikes scheduled to hit British Airways

31 January 2017
Also: Benefit cuts kill in Kentish Town | Nominate Ian Allinson in Unite | Peace activists target fighter jets | Nuclear bosses attack pensions | No justice over Marikana | Picturehouse strike vote | EHRC layoffs | Fracking protests | Housing campaigns

Frontlines shift in the fight to stop fracking

15 January 2017
The frontlines in the fight against fracking have moved to just outside the village of Little Plumpton, near Blackpool.

Activists take the fight to fracking bosses

10 January 2017
Fracking company Cuadrilla began building its new drilling site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, Lancashire, last week—and local activists are already resisting.

Anti-fracking protection campers resist Third Energy in Kirby Misperton

03 January 2017
Protesters have set up a protection camp in a field in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, and have vowed to stay until gas company Third Energy agrees not to frack the nearby site.

Victory for anti-fracking campaigners as charges against activist dismissed

09 December 2016
In a major victory for the anti-fracking movement, a judge dismissed charges of contempt of court against activist Tina Rothery today, Friday.

Reports round-up: demo will defend Tina Rothery

06 December 2016
Anti-fracking activists were set to gather in Preston on Friday in defence of Tina Rothery

Thousands march against fracking in Manchester

15 November 2016
Two thousand environmentalists, socialists and trade unionists marched in Manchester yesterday, Saturday, against Tory plans to frack for shale gas all over Britain.

As politicians begin climate talks, anti-fracking campaigns unite for march

08 November 2016
Hundreds of people were set to march in Manchester against fracking on Saturday. It brings together local anti-fracking campaigns from across Britain.

Lancashire’s fracking plan generates deep resistance

11 October 2016
Hundreds of protesters gathered at short notice on a rural stretch of Preston New Road in Lancashire last Saturday against the Tories forcing through fracking.

Activists plan protests after Tories overturn Lancashire council's fracking ban

06 October 2016
Communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid has overturned Lancashire County Council’s rejection of fracking today, Thursday. He authorised gas firm Cuadrilla to begin its dangerous drilling for shale gas at Preston New Road in the village of Little Plumpton.

Jim Ratcliffe’s fracking ships set a course for climate catastrophe

27 September 2016
One of Scotland’s most notorious bosses says jobs are in ‘safe hands’ with his fracked shale gas from the US

Yorkshire’s largest protest against fracking says stop dirty drilling

02 August 2016
Over 2,000 people marched in York last Saturday in Yorkshire’s largest demonstration against fracking.

Campaigners gear up for mass march against support for fracking in North Yorkshire

26 July 2016
Protesters from across Britain were set to turn out for what could be Yorkshire’s biggest ever anti-fracking demonstration in York on Saturday.

Activist refuses to bow to fracking intimidation

28 June 2016
Over 100 people gathered outside Blackpool magistrates’ court on Friday of last week as anti-fracking activist Tina Rothery faced her first hearing.

LETTERS: Redbridge teachers stand up for Leanne Mohamad

14 June 2016
One month ago Leanne Mohamad, a girl from Wanstead High School in east London, won the Redbridge Speak Out challenge with her speech Birds Not Bombs.

Fracking returns to Britain in shameful Ryedale decision

23 May 2016
An angry crowd of anti-fracking protestors from around Britain vowed to fight on today, Monday, as Tory-controlled North Yorkshire County Council accepted Barclays-backed Third Energy's application to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

1,000 protest against fracking in Yorkshire

20 May 2016
About 1,000 people demonstrated outside County Hall in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, today, Friday against fracking.

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